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black cherry

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noun
a North American cherry, Prunus serotina, having drooping clusters of fragrant white flowers and bearing a black, sour, edible fruit.
the fruit itself.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
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Origin of black cherry

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30
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